The Valentine’s Day Alternative

the valentines day alternativeI don’t need Valentine’s Day to tell you “I love you”.

Ever thought of that?

Valentine’s Day is coming up. Obviously. Once you leave the house and step into a store, there’s hearts & chocolates & kitsch & millions of shades of pink and red everywhere.

Today at the supermarket I saw people swarming in front of a rack full of Valentine’s Day gifts, grabbing tacky stuffed animals, overpriced boxes of chocolates and all sorts of pink knickknack.

A lot of people make desperate efforts to find something they can buy and give their loved one’s. What for? Expressing how much you love a person through giving them a card and a box of chocolates?

a blogger’s Christmas gifts!

I know, Christmas is now already four weeks ago! (Wow, time is going by so fast!) But I really want to share these lovely gifts I got – gifts that warm the heart of any crafter!

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I just started knitting  – and got a huge bunch of knitting and crocheting supplies.
And buttons. I love buttons!

a blogger's xmas gifts

I love my new cutting board! It’s also perfect for tracing patterns. I started reading the pattern fitting book and have to say, it’s really good. I totally recommend it. In the next weeks I’ll write a few reviews of the sewing and pattern making books I use!

Free Valentine’s Day Printables

Free Printable Valentine's Day Card

My passion for Photoshop got out of hand today. Here are some free Valentine’s Day Cards I made for you to download and print.

Just right click on the picture you want, save and print. It’s as easy as that.
I left some blank, so you can simply enter your own text with Photoshop, Word or handwritten.

If you have any questions on how I made these, do ask! I’d be happy to help.

Feel free to leave a comment before or after downloading. – I’d love to know what your favourites ones are!

 

DIY Christmas gift tags

I finally wrapped up all the presents. This year I used handmade gift tags.

I printed the picture/text I wanted to be on the tags on white cotton. One could also just plain white paper, but cotton looks much nicer. I got the picture from Two Things In Common.

I glued the cotton cut-outs on green paper and embellished the gift tags with gold thread.

 

St. Nicholas Day treat – DIY in 15 minutes #2

This is a perfect treat for everyone who isn’t very fond of chocolate!

All you need:
– a small glass bottle with a cork
– olive oil
– fresh herbs (rosemary/thyme)

#1 make sure the bottle is clean!

#2 wash the herbs and put them into the bottle

#3 pour the olive oil into the bottle

#4 cork it up

#5 posh it up with ribbon or a cute label

Done!

PS: The oil should rest a few days before use!